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Structure fire causes closure of E. Palestine Avenue

PALESTINE, August 19, 2014—Traffic was backed up for a couple of hours this afternoon after a structure fire required the closure of E. Palestine Avenue/Highway 79 in both directions.

The home was located in the 1500 block of E. Palestine Avenue, and the nearest fire hydrant was located across the street. The hose had to be run across the Highway, which led to the closure, according to Palestine Fire Chief Alan Wilcher.

The small wood-frame home suffered extensive damage from the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke to Fire Chief Wilcher about the fire. Click below for more.

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